5th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
|5th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry|
Iowa state flag
|Active||December 20, 1861 to August 11, 1865|
|Engagements||Murfreesboro, Dover (1863) Chattanooga, Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, Selma|
The 5th Iowa Cavalry was originally raised as the Curtis Horse in Omaha, Nebraska, on September 5, 1861, and later absorbed cavalry companies from Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota and then transferred to Iowa state service per an order of December 20, 1861.
The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on August 11, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Total strength and casualties
A total of 1625 men served in the 5th Iowa at one time or another during its existence. It suffered 7 officers and 58 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 179 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 246 fatalities.
- Colonel William Warren Lowe
- http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil605.htm Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniacav.htm#5thcav The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1